Prison 11 Sidekicks

These Euro-punks play American-style emo pop in the vein of Screeching Weasel, but without the juvenile sense of humour. And no, that's not a bad thing. The 13 tunes on this are earnest in their sensibilities and don't lack the memorable qualities that might leave you skipping through, searching for something interesting. Even though they do a good job, this release has that doomed quality to it, because no matter how good they sound, they're playing something derivative. If they're lucky and get picked up by an outfit like Burning Heart, we may hear more from them. (Sounds Of Subterrania)